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December 4, 2020

Long Volatility Inching Toward Go

Attention: Long only VX futures breakout scalping systems without on/off risk engagement has produced a triple for the year, thus far.

This highlights the change in the market’s condition that began back in early 2018; where long volatility began to outperform long-only investments, aka short volatility investments.

Volatility Reports has intimated that the local stock averages are wedging out a top that should carry over into next week when a number of meaningful COTs windows happen. During that stretch, the group will be looking for TEM ( our volatility modeling ) to provide clues of a high pivot among other signals. The tact we try to take requires waiting for the ideal set up. Low-risk high reward, getting in too early is the rough bit.

Hence Volatility Reports prefers to see a reversal off the second L-T panic low in the USD. Bearish sentiment is widespread on a variety of methods for the US buck.  The next chart shows the underlying shorts that provide potential buying power.

The quality of the Twitter post crossing my desktop is 100% bullish on stocks and many of the bullish proponents are impudent; and there is nothing a contrarian enjoys more than seeing the lack of respect. Especially based on the weight of the purported evidence being so one-sided, which is the case now. Here is the key going into the end of the year and early 2021, that a major top would blindside nearly everyone, and that is what a contrarian does the best, listening to the language of the markets, while everyone else is chasing the equity curve.

It’s not that Ray Dalio has indexed anything new in his list of factors that accompany the turn of a secular bull market. They have all been cited by all of the masters, at least in part. but what is usual is that everyone pays them lip service using them only for their social media marketing.  The one that stands out like a shore thumb looks and sounds like the following two-minute video:

Another way of seeing the same entry of new sources of funds into the risk markets is the bump in earnings by the online brokers and the new work from home culture caused by the pandemic.

Lastly, the featured chart used here reveals a few things that are moving toward a breakout by I-T term (6 months) volatility futures.  The left-hand chart has our collapsed smoothed Bollinger Bands accompanied by TEM registering a new TE#2, normally preceding a period of breakouts that persist. The middle chart is our tidal wave system that is already long based on tidal forces while its triple moving average change over filter is out of phase now until the smoothed RSI moves fast MA back above the slow, which is on the verge. The chart on the far right is our spread indicator showing a divergence. Such a disparity between the six-month weekly chart and the 9-day futures reveals the shifting of fear from near term to longer-term concerns, a bearish clue for risk takers

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December 1, 2020

Volatility Reports Bonds 12/1/2020

Long Term Bearish Since Panic Buying Top on Long Term charts from March to August 2020. The dynamics are changing.

It’s been pointed out that the junk bonds are staying in gear with stocks even though they have not confirmed new highs for several years and continue to underperforming. I would still watch that group for a breakdown as a sign that risk assets are coming undone.

In the meantime, the amount of debt is not a concern to the fiscal policymakers in the wing, and fear is starting to break higher measured by the CBOE interest rate volatility data. In fact, contrary Thinkers volatility composite has tested olf support successfully and is moving higher, another sign that risk-taking is becoming extreme.

The long government bonds on the monthly bar have worked off their panic background and reached a new extreme calling its current trend old persistent and due to change. That trend has been a wide swinging trading range above L-T support, which is now breaking down.

Both weekly bar and daily bar provide our volatility model with a background supporting a dynamic trend, something more forceful than the drifting lower in the last month or two. The %C on the daily bar spiked on Monday, preceding the long bar today.  If the long bar today can take out S-T support at 172.86 next support zone for the month is 168.17 to 170.50. I-T volatility has been repressed; that tension should help the market trend.

Strategy and Tactics

11/16/2020 12:36

TMV 7 $54.63 $54.45 ($1.26) -0.33% $90 Stop $50.00

11/16/2020 10:41

TBF 37 $15.81 $15.79 ($0.74) -0.13% $23 Stop $15.00
11/16/2020 10:29 TTT 25 $30.64 $30.48 ($4) -0.52% $50 Stop $28.50
11/16/2020 10:15 TBT 47 $16.55 $16.53 ($0.94) -0.12% $26 Stop $15.50

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Copyright 1989-2020

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November 30, 2020

Volatility Reports US Dollar and FX 11/30/2020

US Dollar

Intermarket relationships are ephemeral, valid for the short to intermediate-term at best. The imputed market wisdom is when gold goes up US dollar declines and while the greenback advances the precious metals go down. But since late September both markets are in a decline; and both into a decline of a major COT time window according to our MarketMap change of trend dates. With today being a key date, November 30.

Gold Bear ETF (GLL)

Today’s sell-off in the buck is testing the Long-Term panic low July 31 that was tested successfully through September 1. Today the lows are taken out with bearish sentiment running at an extreme high, again.

The newer Intermarket speculation is the bearish dollar is good for the stock market. The stock market made its climatic low in late March while the USD made a counter-trend high in the same time window.

But it was not until recently that social media is flooded with the supposed rationale behind the relationship. That a weaker US Dollar is bullish for risk assets like large-caps – multi-nationals, and the emerging markets, selective commodities implied inflationary impact and bitcoin as the replacement currency for international trade.

The tout for the US equities is “A lot of Dollar-sensitive areas of the market have already broken out ahead of a breakdown in the Dollar. So, if we do see the Dollar resolve lower here, it could potentially fuel those breakouts even higher.” The bearish side of the dollar trade is as crowded as it has ever been over the last ten years. Each time the net short position reaches these extreme levels – especially after a prolonged period of these extremes and probing the lows results in a significant advance.

The social media promoters are calling for 81 in the index, I don’t see it. I will stay with the Intermarket relationship between the buck and the stock market, thus expecting a recovery in the dollar off this November 30 COT and a peak in the stock averages.

The featured charts here from the left to the right show the long term panic low by the dollar index. Combining that with the extreme bearish sentiment, investors in the dollar have a bullish set up long term.  The short-term TEM reached rule #3, a signal that notes the current downtrend is old and labored, and while persistent due for a change. What is impressive thus far today, if it can hold or progress further is the breakdown and failure to get carried over. Instead, the market recovered above S-T new resistance and the low side of I-T new resistance at 91.80. More upside, a dramatic short squeeze would ad confidence to the bullish outlook.

Contrary Thinker does not see the Fed adopting a more dovish policy compared to the ECB, BOJ, or even BOE. It’s about conserving wealth and buying power.

Bullish on the USDJPY for a run to 108-110 over the intermediate-term. 

Goldman, Citi See Dollar Sliding In 2021, Plunging As Much As 20%

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“Wall Street’s latest top CONSENSUS (my all-cap emphasis)  trade for 2021 has quickly emerged as a dollar short. After Deutsche Bank flip-flopped on its view for the dollar, first closing out its long-running dollar short then reversing itself just days later and renewing its USD short, other banks have joined the bandwagon expecting a major drop in the world’s reserve currency in the coming year.”

“In a Friday note from Goldman’s chief FX strategist Zach Pandal, he predicts that “depreciation in the broad Dollar can continue in 2021” and writes that his USD cross forecasts translate into a 6% decline in the broad trade-weighted Dollar index over the next 12 months, and a “sustained but orderly” 15% real depreciation from its 2020 peak to the end of 2024.”

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Contrary Thinker since 1989,
Copyright 1989-2020

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92264 USA. 760-459-4681 OR

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November 30, 2020

11/30/20 Volatility Report Recap

The new decade, the new White House, the old White House undermining the incoming, an influx of inexperienced investors plus measures of market fragility equals major changes

9/3/2020, the markets are flashing “DANGER,” and no one is paying attention, NO ONE.

“What else is interesting is the three standard deviation move by the Nasdaq – lead by the FANG stocks – making it the most overbought in 11 years on the futures, and 15 years on the composite.  Such an event suggests at least a reversion to the mean.”

The low on September 24 was in line with MarketMap’s calendar of COT dates for lows running from the 13th through the 24th. Contrary Thinker expected the downtrend to blow through that time cycle low, it did not. Rather the market rallied into MarketMap’s change of trend time window for a high pivot.

10/15/20 It was pointed out that “The rally is ending in the COT dates” expected from 10/13 to 10/19. October 12 was the high pivot. 

With the continued strong background that a major peak was in place 9/2/2020, the expectation was for an acceleration of the bear market after the failure to make a new high on the 12th of October.  going into the next cluster of pivot dates running from October 23 to October 30, the outlook was for an acceleration point, a trend. Instead, the trading range remained.

In the face of a number of non-confirmations, too academic and numerous to list here, the Dow has made a new all-time high (ATH), in the COT window running from the 12th to the 18th.  Without anymore than a two-day dip the Dow has recovered to new highs going into its next time window when a low was to be expected, running from 11/21 to 11/30.

11/27

11/30 11/30  11/29 11/27 11/28 to 11/30 11/23 11/27 11/21 to 11/25

11/22 to 11/29

It is redundant for Volatility Report to point out that when bullish signals fail, they are harshly dealt with by the market. Hence if this new upcycle does not take hold, an inversion would be highly bearish.

The first crack in the risk asset markets is the gold market decline leading the way. Contrary Thinker also pointed out that Bitcoin because it too is a risk market would be a leading sign of a reversal in the stock equity markets. Our projections for BTC was a massive double top, which should be in place. More on that below.

Short Term TEM is on a new rule #2. without my bearish bias, a trend either way for short term traders should be the accent. TEM is a direction, neutral model. However, given the actuarial restraints on the market among other considerations, sell signals by S&R triggers or volatility bands should be honored.

Our long term outlook has not changed in the face of all the hyperbole generated by the new nominal highs above the 9/2/20 pivot. Risk is 35% for the first leg of the bear.

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Contrary Thinker since 1989,
Copyright 1989-2020

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92264 USA. 760-459-4681 OR

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— Pricing is subject to change without notice. My indicators and strategies can be withdrawn for private use without notice at any time.

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November 23, 2020

Volatility Reports Gold and GLL

Follow up on Gold and Bearish Trade

CT cited downside targets on the metal for the long term from 1641 to 1742 and the I-T S&R zone from 1816 to 1847 to 1816.  The opening action this far today is pressing I-T support.  Once broken the gold market should snowball. Why?

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November 23, 2020

Volatility Reports 11/23/2020 Stock Indices

The solar return of Sagittarius is the Season to be, ho ho ho happy.

Sagittarius runs from November 21 to December 22.  As an astrological Sun sign, it reflects the ideal that is captured by being: ” Generous, idealistic, humorous, but can promise more than can be delivered or tends to overcommit, and it’s a period that is impatience for results and a season where anything can be said or promoted no matter how undiplomatic (Donald Rumsfeld’s anyone?). It may be a coincidence to many that the holidays fall in this joyful Astro sign, yet I have always seen the curry haired member of the Marx Brothers (not Karl) as being the exemplar of the sign, if not the season.

Arthur “Harpo” Marx, born November 23, 1888, hit the stage at 17 years of age.  He was a comedian, actor, mime artist, musician, of five brothers’ second-oldest. Harpo’s comic style was visual slapstick. If you’ve never watched Saturday Night Live or a Chevy Chase movie, slapstick uses intentional violence and violence by mishap, often resulting from inept use of props to get a laugh. All of that is fitting for the season, assuming the market is a prop that is typically bullish.

In any event, the ninety-nine percent of market commentators are “cheerleaders” citing recent factual performance like “the best November in history” ( they have to be happy that the low was on the last day of October ) or that 90% of all stocks are above their 200-day MA the best in six years!”  All of which tells you how they sell their ideas by chasing the equity curve, the market’s direction is assumed and says nothing about risk/reward, which is the largest fault by the majority of investors, full stop.

Next to the cheerleading, here are the working predicates painting a bullish picture by my friendly competitors.

  • In the face of the pandemic’s inhumanity, the market is guilty of winning, but you can’t fight the trend.
  • Even more inhumanity to renters and others who do not get a stimulus package, but the market is always right.
  • Observing price and trend alone, the stock market is undoubtedly in a long-term uptrend.
  • Some continue to believe that the Federal Reserve is ready to act as a safety net if the market takes a turn for the worse (they mean the bearish side).
  • The seasonally best months of the year for the stock market began on November 1st (and end on April 30th). Everyone knows this, but they don’t know how and when to trade it.
  • The transactional types have been bemoaning the lack of good entry points for investing since before the election (see the above cheerleading), but they think they are starting to see some good set-ups now.
  • The majority doubts the election will be overturned, but it would cause market damage if overturned.
  • Massive hospitalizations are breaking the health care system; again, the market does not care.

The bottom line is every bulletin, post, and tweet that is pushed throw my notifications is bullish. One theme that the bulls are hanging their hat on is the bearish trend in the USD vs the majors. 

Since the election, I have received a fair number of emails and direct messages regarding politics.  To begin with, I am a Reagan Democrat and a Bill Clinton Republican, full stop. I vote for the person, not the party. There is no dogmatic ideology that runs the United States of America; it is an idea, and ideas change. I was asked if I thought Trump would overturn the election, the answer is NO, but he will make things as bad as he can for the incoming administration and blame any future detriment to the country on Biden and his team.  As I noted elsewhere, I believe that Trump will put on a big show being pulled out of the White House to gain notoriety with his fan base for the Trump Party’s future.  It goes beyond the damage he is doing to the norms of our Democracy, but the damage he will do to the markets, the economy, and national security.

The bull market from Trump’s election to February 12, 2020, and the seven-month recovery is Trump’s market; he owns it. Further, in his public pronouncements, he clearly stated. “If he (Biden) is elected, the stock market will crash.” 

Trump is running interference on anything that will help Binden govern; he will not give a booming stock market to the Dems. Lastly, what should be a clear difference between the two parties today is the Democrats play softball, and the Trumpblicans play hardball when it comes to power. The only time that tact stopped working for the GOP was for Hoover’s party in 1932 went over the moon. When a major swing happened to Rosveltian measures or bottom-up economics that the far-right called Socialism, a scare word still used today. The New Deal was carried on by Truman, JFK, and Johnson into the late 1960s, forty years. A regime change of that magnitude is occurring now. It will become clearer on December 21 and throughout 2021.

What is curious is how for the last four years, the use of politics in one’s analysis was a social “no-no.” today, with Trump on his way out, how it’s ok to talk about him trying to flip the election without legal grounding or the possibility that he may not leave until they drag him out by the scruff of his neck. All these things that MarketMap-2018 envisioned at the end of 2017 and today unfolded according to Hoyle, and the potential of the FBI escorting him out of the white house is still right up there.

But what no one except several political insiders is talking about and what is now popping up in the general so-called “liberal”  media is how Trump is purposely sabotaging everything he can so that the new Administration does not succeed or at least has more problems to deal with than it can handle from January 21, 2021.

I am sure that not many of us can relate to bitterness and resentfulness. This reflects about Trump, the poor loser, plus extras. Everyone hates to lose, but the extreme facts are clearly hitting the fan. It’s just not his holding back of the funding via loyalist  Emily Murphy at GSA Administrator that is putting the Biden team layers deep in empty office space. It’s the damage being done to national security, which I have been pointing out since January 2018.

The 9/11 Commission Report pointed out that the lack of a leading transition for the Bush administration after the Florida hanging chad delay of three of four weeks was a contributing factor to the USA being caught off guard, when reports were coming through NSA, ETC.  Do Biden and his team have any Global, national security threats to be concerned about? Yes, too many to count, from the public domain, and it’s common knowledge that all new presidential administrations are tested from abroad in their first year. The exception is the man who would be king, tested only by God’s act, a pandemic.

Moreover, directly Impacting the markets and the economy is Treasury pulling loan facilities for the FRB to provide the safety net if needed. In a recent post, I mentioned that the outgoing Trump Treasury would pull its pegs from under the market, and they are many. If you are a licensed professional, you may recall this from your series seven, the notion of “pegging.” when a Wall Street firm underwrites an IPO, it is allowed to sell short some of the new issues. Hence, there is buying support under the market as they release the new shares to the buyers. It’s called pegging; these types of operations exist by various means, like the Treasuries loan facility to the Fed. The point is: Trump will not leave the office with his bull market intact for someone else to take credit for. It is only a matter of time from now until January 21. More in MarketMap 2021.

Featured chart

When the number of stocks above their 200 days moving average (DMA) is above 80%, the inference is the market has been great and now is expected to begin to tread water at best. That the bulk of the performance is a has-been and rotation to the laggards are expected, which is the case. The last time  I saw this index as high as it is was back in April of 2011, just before a 20% correction.  While the fact of 90% stock being above 200 DMA only tells retail how great the run from the March 23 low, after the “shortest bear market” in history, it’s not a good reason to jump on the bandwagon, to bet on the pass line.

Back Stories
Will Donald Trump derail the economy by desperately clinging to power after being defeated by Joe Biden?

“For a man who has just suffered a humiliating defeat, Donald Trump still seems to believe he is holding quite a few aces.

While he has become just one of four US Presidents to be defeated after a single term during the past century, as expected, Mr. Trump has pushed the boundaries of the US Constitution and convention into unchartered territory as he desperately clings to power.

It is a threat that has yet to manifest itself on financial markets…”

“…On the weekend, however, a defiant Mr. Trump — who has at least 130 of his Secret Service detail in the grip of the virus — had this to say as part of a long and rambling monologue on the sterling performance of his administration, and particularly, it’s handling of the pandemic.

“Ideally, we won’t go to a lockdown,” he said. “I will not go — this administration will not be going to a lockdown.

“Hopefully, the — the — whatever happens in the future — who knows which administration it will be? I guess time will tell. But I can tell you, this administration will not go to a lockdown. There won’t be a necessity,” he said.

That puts Mr. Trump and his supporters on a direct collision course with the newly elected Mr. Biden, a proposition that does not bode well for the immediate future of the world’s biggest economy and even less so for America’s status as the global defender of democracy.”

Back Stories
Mnuchin-Powell Split Shows Rare Discord as Economy Struggles

”  WASHINGTON • The top two United States economic policymakers have parted ways over whether to preserve emergency lending facilities designed to shore up the economy – a rare moment of discord as the nation confronts the risk of a renewed downturn spurred by a surge in coronavirus cases.

The disagreement erupted late on Thursday, touched off when outgoing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released a letter to Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell calling for the return of funding for several Fed lending programs that rely on the Treasury’s backing.

Minutes later, the central bank issued its own statement urging that “the full suite” of facilities be kept in place.

Investor reaction to the split was swift: Futures on the S&P 500 Index slumped 0.9 percent in early trading yesterday in Asia, with haven demand sending Treasuries higher and pulling down yields.

Treasury chiefs and Fed chairs typically coordinate closely in times of crisis, appearing jointly before Congress and working in lockstep to ensure funding markets run smoothly.

The two agencies were tightly linked in the financial and auto industries’ bailouts more than a decade ago. And they became tied statutorily in the Cares Act economic rescue package in March that appropriated money for the Treasury to support Fed backstops for everything from municipal to corporate finance.

“This is a significant and disturbing breach at a critical time for the economy,” said Mr. Tony Fratto, who worked at the Treasury Department during the George W. Bush administration.

“We need all the arms of the government working together, and instead, we see a complete breakdown.”

He noted that Washington remains at an impasse on fiscal stimulus as well.

Underscoring the success of the programs the Fed established, Mr. Mnuchin argued that some could be allowed to stop buying new assets at the end of next month. He asked that others be kept in place for an additional 90 days.”

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November 19, 2020

Volatility Reports 11/19/2020 Pac Rim Equities

The Pac Rim will need to prove itself during the expected worldwide bear market to achieve Alpha longer term.  Contrary Thinker sees it getting that opportunity going into a cyclical bear market now.

The consistent information provided by the Technical Event Model gains in credibility daily. The meaning of TE#1 and #3  is clear as a reliable COT time windows. The long term – monthly bar – of GXC – the ETF traded here that tracks a broad, cap-weighted index of Chinese shares of all cap sizes – shows this clearly. The three TE#3 – in the vertical light blue lines – calls the market’s trend labored, becoming old, feeble, persistent, and due for a change. Unlike TE#1, because of its “persistent” and low volatility nature, there can be some lead time, yet it puts advisors, investors, and managers on the front foot.  So while everyone I have read is marveling at the break to new highs, its background suggests there is a lack of vigor.

Furthermore, when you understand the context first the rest of the technicals fall into place.

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November 18, 2020

Volatility Reports 11/18/2020 Stock Indices

Lots of bullish bravado in the social sphere

When the markets ran stops on Monday 11/9/ all the Short-Term charts hit an extreme in volatility modeling, a rule#1. This suggests that the market will not make much progress from that point. Rather it will move into a trading range or a pivotal reversal in the other direction.

The pattern for the small caps – the Russell – is 1-1-1, a panic buying extreme on all three-time frames.  Hence

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November 16, 2020

Volatility Reports Bonds 11/16/2020

Bonds Long Term Bearish Trend Picking up Speed

Secular trends don’t turn on a dime, but they started at the end of 2017, the year of the lowest volatility in the market’s history. Since that date, even in the face of the need for increased sector rotation to outright market timing and long volatility investments, the sentiment repeats the same has to be a bullish narrative that began with QE1. But in the next forty years, we will witness a major shift that began in 1980 and is ending now. This does not mean everything is bearish, it means that strategies and timing, and time horizons will need to change.

The trend back to normal will be

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November 14, 2020

Volatility Reports Precious Metals

Hyper correlation shows up when there are major turns in the markets.

Do not let the base here move you into buying gold. The precious metals relative to the SPY seen here may breakout but that is only saying that Gold may only be going down at a lesser rate than the stock market. This observation

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